racial discrimination in employment

Staffing Agency Pays $435,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Suit

According to the EEOC, Company Illegally Granted Placement Preferences to Hispanic Temps over Black Temps A temporary staffing agency doing business in Mississippi will pay $435,000 to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought…

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EEOC Sues Company for Race and National Origin Harassment, and Retaliation

Employer Permitted Racist Slurs and Graffiti, Then Fired Employees Who Complained According to the EEOC, a Buffalo, NY company violated federal law when it permitted race-based harassment of black employees by supervisors and co-workers. Examples…


Kansas City Company Accused of Racial Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against a Kansas City company alleging racial discrimination against two African-American employees. Kansas City Star article According to the EEOC’s lawsuit,…


BMW to Pay $1.6 Million and Offer Jobs to Settle Federal Race Discrimination Lawsuit

BMW to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities to alleged victims of race discrimination as part of the resolution of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit, filed…


Fired Police Chief and Others Sue Contending Racial Bias in Maryland

Filed in United States District Court for the District of Maryland, this discrimination lawsuit alleges an openly hostile climate in which Chief Sewell and the two black officers — one of whom was also fired…


Racial Bias in Hiring

According to a 2012 survey, 47 percent of employers said they run credit checks on applicants. Many hiring managers believe that a troubled financial history signals untrustworthiness, or a defective work ethic, so they weed…


Getting to the Root of the Problems in Ferguson, Missouri

The Economic Policy Institute Examines the Public Policies at the Root of the problems in Ferguson, Missouri What is racial discrimination? The Missouri Human Rights Act defines race discrimination as offensive conduct, such as racial…


Iowa Senate Votes to Protect Transgender People From Hate Crimes

Iowa Senate votes to protect transgender people from hate crimes. While the Iowa Senate measure likely does not have enough support to pass it the Iowa House, the bill is an attempt to enhance punishment…


The Current State of Discrimination in the Employment

No matter where you live in America, it is hard to avoid our shared history of racial discrimination. In recent years, some commentators have stated that because we have an African-American President we now live…


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